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Seton Hall Law

Health Law: Administrative Law

This research guide is designed to introduce the various health law resources that the Seton Hall Law community has access to.

Federal Register

You can access the Federal Register using the following resources:

Code of Federal Regulations

You can access the Code of Federal Regulations using the following resources:

Helpful Resources


Federal Regulations are published in the Federal Register (FR) and in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).  The Federal Register chronologically publishes proposed regulations, final regulations, notices, as well as other related materials.  The CFR is a subject arrangement of regulations. Regulations are first published in the FR and are then later published in the appropriate volume of the CFR.
To find out if a CFR section has been affected by more recent regulations published in the FR but not yet updated in the CFR, use the online List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA).
If you are unsure of what federal regulations you need, use a subject index to the CFR, indexing terms, or a citator for statutes or cases you may be examining.  
Alternatively, you can do a keyword searching using one of the resources listed below.


Under content type select "

ProQuest Congressional

Keyword search within the Code of Federal Regulations.  Consider limiting to specific agencies and years.


Search in Health Law Regulations (Westlaw) through all of its content, or narrow your search to specific titles.  Limit your search to the relevant jurisdiction.

Use to search and review original regulatory documents as well as comments submitted by others.

Government Printing Office FDsys

Select the Code of Federal Regulations and/or the Federal Register and perform a keyword search using the FDsys Advanced Search feature.


Administrative Decisions

Like case law, not all administrative decisions are published.  To see if relevant administrative decisions have been published, you can search the resources below.  

Health Law Administrative Decisions & Guidance (WestLaw)

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals (HeinOnline)

LLMC Digital Law Library (LLMC  Digital)
Select Browse Collection.  Click the plus box next to "U.S. Federal Government", then click the plus box next to "Executive" and then "U.S. Executive".  You can either further narrow your resources by selecting the relevant agency resources and running a keyword search, or you can simply select "U.S. Executive" and run a keyword search.

Federal Agency Decisions (Lexis)

Directory of Agency Decisions (University of Virginia Library)

NOTE:  The Bluebook Table T1.2 indicates which resource should be cited when citing to specific agency administrative decisions.  This is a great way to find relevant resources that you should be searching (Bluebook Online).  

In addition, don't forget to see if final agency decisions have been reviewed in federal court by doing case law searches.   


Subject Guide

Administrative Agencies

Below is a list of many Federal agencies that create health law related regulations.  For a complete list of Federal Agencies, view the A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies.  For a complete list of New Jersey Agencies, view the State of New Jersey's Departments and Agencies page.